garypl

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  1. Knipschield Round knife

    I ordered a knife from Terry last December - hope my number will be coming up soon! Gary
  2. Starting a new stitch line

    This sounds interesting Wiz - I will give it a try! Gary
  3. I replaced the grease in my 206RB-4 - used wheel bearing grease because that’s what I had on hand. Gary
  4. Brian, I used the concave surface of my rivet setter anvil. This only works with conchos that are fairly smooth. I don’t use conchos very often, but I have also used epoxy on the concho and rivet cap if the concho surface is not smooth enough to hit it hard enough to really set the rivet cap. I have never used conchos that have stones or other really bumpy surfaces. Gary
  5. Starting a new stitch line

    I back stitch 3 stitches at the beginning and end... Gary
  6. All the conches I have bought came with the dome tops and I set them like standard rivets. Gary
  7. Schmetz needle difference

    I would just call Leather Machine Company and ask them about the needles - they sold them to you and they must have had a reason for selecting these needles. There are many types of needles available - here is a link showing types of points: https://www.groz-beckert.com/mm/media/en/web/pdf/Point_styles_for_leather_processing.pdf Gary
  8. It's a privelege to be here!

    Thanks for sharing the stamping process - we all learn when we share ideas! Gary
  9. First "stupid" question ;)

    I use a free program called Irfanview - very easy to resize pics on your computer. If you want to resize on your phone or tablet try the app named Image Size. It’s free if you want to look at ads or you can pay for not getting ads. Gary
  10. It's a privelege to be here!

    Welcome to the forum - I like the backgrounding you did - looks kind of like bubbles! Gary
  11. I dip my roller brush into the paint - seems to me the paint would not roll out onto the brass head evenly, and like Ferg said, I worry it would drip or create a mess. Gary
  12. Tandy edge kote

    I have not used Edge Kote, normally use Giardini edge paints and have never had a problem with paint coming off. I use a roller pen to apply multiple coats, sanding between coats to even the surface and give the next coat a slightly rougher surface for better adherence. maybe you just applied it too heavily? Gary
  13. Hello from France

    Welcome to the forum Mary! Look forward to seeing your projects. Gary
  14. New Workbench Help

    How about drilling holes at an angle in a piece of 2 x 4 and then screw it to the pegboard? Slip your stamps into the holes. Gary
  15. Edge paint or edge dye?

    I agree with Mike - I think Giardini makes great products! Gary
  16. I have the same problem finding time to work on projects. It also takes me a long time to finish projects because of work commitments. If I’m thinking about my other business I can’t concentrate on leatherworking and that’s when I start making mistakes.
  17. Well, you did a nice job with it! Gary
  18. Greeting from the Midwest

    Hi John - Welcome to the forum! Those are some nice holsters you posted. The Bersa looks like it is sticking out a bit more than I would like, but if it’s secure it’s just a matter of taste! Look forward to seeing more of your projects. Gary
  19. Greeting from the Midwest

    Hi John - Welcome to the forum! Those are some nice holsters you posted. The Bersa looks like it is sticking out a bit more than I would like, but if it’s secure it’s just a matter of taste! Look forward to seeing more of your projects. Gary
  20. Looks good Stetson - how did you carve the name - did you freehand it? Gary
  21. When you amaze yourself

    Max - the last photo shows the rear of the case and I am curious how you stitched it to the sides. You did nic3 lace work on the front - did you bevel the edges on the rear to stitch them? Any glue used on the joints? Thanks again for sharing! Gary
  22. When you amaze yourself

    Very nicely done! How did you make the strap to hang it on your belt? Gary
  23. Shot shell bag for sporting clays

    Brian, I shoot sporting clays, skeet and trap and I use a small shell box holder for one box of loaded shells and just use the larger pouch like this for empties. I wouldn’t want to carry 75 loaded shells in the pouch - it would tilt me over to one side! LOL! Gary
  24. Wickett & Craig Show Harness

    I recently received a dark brown side of W&C bridle and I agree it is beautiful leather. It also carves and stamps nicely. Those sides are nice size! Gary
  25. Consew 206RB-4 Reverse Stitch

    Thanks for the link! I think I saw this manual somewhere on the internet and think my machine did not look the same inside, but I am probably mistaken. I guess for $4 I have nothing to lose! Gary